New Hampshire

Select state education agency:

Organization Name Email Phone External Links
State Education Agency (NH Dept. of Education)

Julie Couch,
Assessment Administrator (603) 271-0058 NH Department of Education; N. New England TESOL
Aaron R. Hughes,
Title III Director & ESOL Consultant (603) 271-2034
WIDA Consortium WIDA Client Services Center Toll Free 1-866-276-7735
Data Recognition Corp. (DRC) DRC WIDA Customer Service

Toll Free 1-855-787-9615

Data Recognition Corp

Who is allowed to become a certified W-APT or ACCESS for ELLs test administrator in NH?

  • Certified ESOL teachers

How do I gain access to view and/or download W-APT screener materials?
Your WIDA login will allows you to see W-APT training and materials. If you need assistance, please contact your district facilitator.
How do I set up my account for the ACCESS for ELLs Test Administrator Training Course?
Use the Account Creator.
You will need:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your state's username and password to log in to the Account Creator

Please contact Julie Couch for help setting up your account.

Testing Specifics Start Date End Date
DRC provides 2016-17 site data to SEA 8/11/17 8/11/17
SEA provides 2017-18 site changes to DRC 8/14/17 9/29/17
Test materials ordering available in AMS 10/30/17 11/29/17
SEA loads pre-ID file into AMS 11/29/17 11/29/17
WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions 1/8/18 3/16/18
Districts receive test materials (On) 1/8/18 1/8/18
Test Window 1/22/18 3/16/18
Additional test material ordering window in AMS 1/16/18 3/9/18
Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC 3/23/18 3/23/18
Pre-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS 4/9/18 4/18/18
Districts receive reports – Printed and Online (On) 5/15/18 5/15/18
Post-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS 5/21/18 5/25/18
Data available to State 6/11/18 6/11/18

What are the responsibilities for each of the three roles needed to administer the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0?
The annual summative assessment, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, includes the three following roles for test preparation and administration: Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Technology Coordinators.

Test Coordinators (District or School Levels) –

  • are responsible for the overall coordination of test administration activities;
  • will coordinate with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) to set up user accounts within the WIDA Assessment Management System (WIDA AMS);
  • set up test administrators in WIDA’s Training Course;
  • complete the Training Course for Test Coordinators;
  • verify that Test Administrators and Technology Coordinators have also completed their trainings


Test Administrators –

  • are responsible for administering ACCESS for ELLs 2.0;
  • must be ESOL certified and ACCESS 2.0 certified;
  • will complete the WIDA Training Course, including review of all applicable Test Administration Manuals and web-based modules;
  • must review all material that will be available through the WIDA Training Course to prepare for test administration activities.


Technology Coordinators –

  • are responsible for all technical and system set up for online testing and working with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) on any local system issues;
  • will complete web-based trainings that will be available through the WIDA Assessment Management System (WIDA AMS).


What type of training is available for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0?
Training for the ACCESS for ELLs assessment will no longer have Checklists or a Preparation page.  The ACCESS for ELLs Training Course, which includes certification for the following four tests is available on the WIDA website by logging into My Account and Secure Portal:

  • Alternate ACCESS for ELLs
  • Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs (which includes a quiz for the Speaking test)
  • Online ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
  • Paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 (which includes a quiz for the Speaking test for grades 1-5 and grades 6-12)


Am I required to take the test administrator training quizzes to become approved to administer ACCESS for ELLs?
You must take the quizzes once every two years.


Do I need to show proof of my passing quiz grades (80%) from previous years?
No, but please keep a copy of your certificate in case you are asked for it.

Professional Development will be announced on the NH ESOL Listserve

New Hampshire
State ID and Placement ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist State Specific Directions


Questions? Need Help? Contact our Client Services Center
Email, or call toll free 1-866-276-7735 M-F 8am-5pm CST.

Contact DRC
Email WIDA
or call toll free 1-855-787-9615 M-F 6am-8pm CST.